Mid-Coast Audubon will offer its Gardening for Birds and Butterflies Tour on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees will travel together to several Midcoast properties to observe and discuss a variety of methods for attracting wildlife to their property. Stops will include a meadow property adjoining a tidal salt marsh, a shady forested site, and a mixed riverside garden with a field, a water feature and many diverse plantings.

Attendees will have a chance to meet Dr. Steve Kress, author of “The Bird Garden” and “The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds.” He is also founder and director of Audubon’s Project Puffin.

A late lunch will be served at the final stop. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children under 10 and include lunch. The event is a fundraiser for Mid-Coast Audubon.

Tickets may be purchased at Louis Doe’s Hardware in Newcastle or by calling Susan Schubel at 380-1370. Please purchase tickets by Wednesday, July 20. Participants will meet at the Hog Island Nature Camp at the end of Keene Neck Road in Bremen. For more information contact Susan Schubel at 380-1370.

Mid-Coast Audubon is an all-volunteer group whose mission is to promote long-term responsible use of natural resources through an informed membership, education and community awareness. MCAS offers free monthly birding trips and educational programs as well as maintaining four public preserves. For more information visit midcoastaudubon.org.